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SELF-INTRODUCTION- Canyon Apr. 22nd-26th

Self-introduction teaches respect and etiquette. Children learn to acknowledge others, demonstrate politeness, and understanding among other people. Learning how to introduce themselves will help kids build their confidence, sense of identity, and feeling of belonging to a community.
In our UOI lesson this week, our little ones learned how to introduce themselves. It was a really fun activity, since half the class is new to ISN. They had a chance to listen to the story of Elmo entitled, “My Name is Elmo.” In this story, they learned that introducing yourself is not just about saying your name but also you can share the things you like such as your favorite color, hobbies, who your friends are, etc. We played the “pass the microphone” game. Everybody enjoyed this game where they stood in front of the class one by one and answered their friends’ question, “what’s your name?” They practiced saying “My name is ________.” Then they said hi to their friends and passed the microphone to the friend they wanted to stand next in front. Good job, Canyon!

Folding clothes is a great practical life activity that helps children in building independence and developing fine motor skills.
One of our goals in our class is to build independence among our youngsters. We taught them the proper way how to fold their clothes and fix them if they are inside-out. To practice this routine, we asked them to demonstrate it by folding their PJs nicely.
Also, we talked about one of the most important things to do every day—washing hands. Our little ones learned the importance of washing hands properly. We asked some students to demonstrate in front of the class on how to do it. This kind of activity is a very effective way to prevent the spread of germs and keep our young ones healthy.
It’s so amazing to see our little ones doing their tasks at school and practicing how to be “balanced.” Keep it up, everyone!

As the Children’s Day Festival is coming next month, our youngsters made a colorful Koinobori craft. They chose some paint colors they wanted and stamped them on their Koinobori. On this day, families pray for the health and happiness of their children. To understand more about this festival, we listened to the Japanese story about Koinobori. On Children’s Day, families pray for the health and happiness of their children. We also learned that on Children’s Day, we eat “Kashiwa Mochi” or “Chimaki”.

Three of our little ones turned 4 this month! They really enjoyed watching some magic tricks at their birthday party and celebrated it with other celebrants from different classes. They also received their traditional birthday cards from their teachers. Happy birthday, everyone! Sending love and hugs on your special day!

Here’s our monthly English phrases song.

That’s all for this week… Have a wonderful long weekend, everybody! See you next week!